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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 25, 2011 7:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Greek Theatre Berkeley 10/20/68

Here's one for the 60's worshipers.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-20.sbd.miller.21441.sbeok.shnf

Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl, Turn on Your Lovelight, Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Feedback

Innocence lost, opens with Schoolgirl, Phil's on it, backs down nicely for Pig's vocals, at this point Phil and Jerry are the band. The Dark Star is inspired, everyone seems to catch up and get on the same page for a wild Caution. The Acid has kicked-in.

http://www.dead.net/sites/deadbeta.rhino.com/files/images/19681020_0306.jpg

Sparsely attended performance, anyone notice who's absent from this photograph? Must have arrived late, perhaps he's just settin up, see the kneecap next to the snare drum stand.

Spot Bear anywhere?

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 26, 2011 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greek Theatre Berkeley 10/20/68

BEST Dark Star of '68 and a top 10 all-time Eleven (imho).

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Poster: debris_slide Date: Aug 25, 2011 10:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greek Theatre Berkeley 10/20/68

I've been on such a 71 kick as of late...it's great to be reminded of a true gem from an amazing period...nearing the beginning of 69. This is a huge show for me...it's nice that the sound is amazing as well. Love the slinky laid backed beginning of schoolgirl.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 26, 2011 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greek Theatre Berkeley 10/20/68

The band themselves did not like this show. In fact, they disliked it so much, they refused to play at the Greek Theatre for the next 13 years.

Weir remembered in 1981: "I've wanted to play that place for so long, and I've encountered a lot of resistance. We played there a long time ago [10/20/68], and we didn't play so well, so we blamed the place. I kept remembering it as not being that way: the place sounded okay, we just didn't have it in us that day. Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn't. It took us twelve years to get back around to playing there."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2011 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greek Theatre Berkeley 10/20/68

It was probably because Bob and Pig were pissed off...

;)

As a result, though I went to Cal, I never saw them there, but my little sister that I turned onto them, did so repeatedly in the 80s, always saying it was so much better than Winterland to see them there (which I can believe, but she had to take an 80s show to do it...har).

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 28, 2011 4:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greek Theatre Berkeley 10/20/68

Another factor to consider was the UC Berkeley staff had so many problems and issues with the student body during the 60's and the early 70's that it was ultimately their decision not to allow the Dead to perform on-campus again until 1981.

The same mindset was cemented across the Bay in Palo Alto after the February 9th 1973 event.



This post was modified by dark.starz on 2011-08-28 11:50:42

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